Kenya Law Reform Commission (KLRC) Commissioners
Christine Agimba, Chairperson, Kenya Law Reform Commission
Ms. Agimba holds a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) degree from the University of Nairobi and a Master`s degree in Law in Development from the University of Warwick, England. She also holds a Diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law and is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya. She is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, (Kenya Chapter) and is a Certified Public Secretary, Kenya (CPS-K).
She is a seasoned lawyer with more than thirty years’ experience serving in diverse strategic leadership and senior management roles, in the public service and in private legal practice. Recently appointed as the Chairperson of the Kenya Law Reform Commission, Christine draws on her extensive experience and expertise in providing advice on a wide range of legal and policy matters.
She has previously served as a Deputy Solicitor-General at the Office of the Attorney-General and Department of Justice. She was Project Manager and Legal Sector Specialist of the Financial and Legal Sector Technical Assistance Project under the Ministry of Finance, supporting legal, regulatory and institutional reforms in the financial and legal/judicial sectors. She has also practised law, as an associate and then a partner, at the law firm of Hamilton, Harrison and Mathews in Nairobi.
Ms. Agimba has served on the boards of various government agencies, including: the Council of Legal Education, the Anti-money Laundering Advisory Board and the National Council of Law Reporting (Kenya Law). She was also a member of the Presidential Taskforce on Parastatal Reforms and the subsequent Parastatal Reforms Implementation Committee that developed the Mwongozo Code of Governance for State Corporations.
Prof. Paul Musili Wambua, Vice Chairperson, Kenya Law Reform Commission
Prof. Wambua holds a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) degree from the University of Nairobi, a Post Graduate Diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law, a Master of Laws degree from the University of London, England, a Master of Business Administration (MBA -Magna cum Laude) from the United States International University (USIU)-Africa and a Doctor of Laws (LL.D) in Maritime Law and Law of the Sea from Ghent University, Belgium. He is currently a Professor of Law at the University of Nairobi, School of Law, Kenya where he teaches maritime law, the law of the sea, and insurance law with a special research interest in maritime security and corporate governance.
He is a practicing advocate of the High Court of Kenya with three decades of experience serving in diverse strategic leadership roles in legal practice and academia. He has previously was: the first Chancellor of the University of Embu and Dean at Kabarak University School of Law. He also served as a board member in the Constitution of Kenya Review Commission (CKRC).
Dr. Mary Wangechi Gaturu , HSC, Commissioner, KLRC
Dr. Mary Gaturu, HSC, holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Education Administration (Kenyatta University), Masters of Education in Administration (Kenyatta University), and a Bachelor of Education – Science (Kenyatta University). She has also been trained in various professional, leadership and governance programmes locally and internationally among them: Strategic Leadership Development Programme (KSG), Senior Management Course (KSG), Mwongozo (SCAC) and Advanced Program Management, Monitoring and Evaluation (ESAMI). She has over 35 years’ experience in the education sector having served as a graduate teacher, District Education Officer, County Director of Education in various counties and Regional Director of Education Rift Valley Region. She also served as a Director of Quality Assurance and Standards in the State Department of Early Learning and Basic Education. She has been a council /board member in various State Corporations and Universities namely: Kenya National Examination Council, Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development, Kenya National Qualification Authority, University of Kabianga, Laikipia University Kenyatta University and Mount Kenya University.
Ms. Ayugi, Commissioner, Kenya Law Reform Commission
Ms. Ayugi is an advocate of the High Court of Kenya and holds a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) and Master of Laws (LLM) degrees both from the University of Nairobi and a Diploma (Law) from the Kenya School of Law (KSL). She is currently a Senior Lecturer at School of Law, Moi University and has previously been a researcher at (Law Reform Commission), and NGO sector Programme officer (Public Law Institute, Climate Network Africa). She also previously worked at University of Nairobi (School of Law), Kenyatta University (Environment), Strathmore University Business School and Saint Lawrence University, New York (Kenya Chapter). She formerly served as: the Chairperson Seeds and Plant Varieties Tribunal, member in Rules Board (Labour), a board member of Chepserei TVET Elgeyo Marakwet and as Secretary to Task Force on Law of the Child.
Dorcas Agik Oduor, OGW, EBS, SC, Commissioner, KLRC.
Ms. Oduor is an advocate of the High Court of Kenya and holds a Masters of Arts in International Conflict Management (UoN), a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) degree (UoN) and a Diploma in Law from Kenya School of Law. She is currently serving as Secretary Public Prosecution at the office of the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP). She has previously served in various capacities among them: Deputy Director Public Prosecutions (ODPP), Head of Economic, International and Emerging Crimes Department) (ODPP), Deputy Chief State Counsel and as a State Counsel the (department of Public Prosecution) at the then Office of the Attorney General.
She has been a member in various agencies/commissions including as: Chairperson, Board of Review on Mentally Insane ( Criminal Psychiatric), Assisting Counsel Akiwumi Commission on Land Clashes, Assisting Counsel, Bosire Commission on the Goldenberg Affair, Assisting Counsel, Kiruki Commission on Artur Brothers, Joint Secretary, Police Reform Commission, (Ransley Commission) , Chair, Board on Criminal Psychiatrics (on behalf of the Attorney General), member of the National Task Force on Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing among others. She brings on board, extensive understanding and experience of the criminal justice system in Kenya.
Ms. Linda Murila, Commissioner, KLRC
Ms. Murila is an advocate of the High Court of Kenya. She holds a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) degree from the University of Nairobi. She has a Diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law, and an Advanced Diploma in Legislative Drafting from the University of West Indies, Barbados. She has served in various capacities such as: Chief State Counsel, Legislative Drafting Department and as representative of the Attorney General to the National Council for Law Reporting. Previously, she was also a member of the: Drafting Team, Proposed Constitution of Kenya, Multi Sectoral Constitutional Review Committee, Drafting Team on various East African Community Legal Instruments, Technical Team to Review Laws Relating to Elections and Task Force on the Review of Health and Health Related Acts. She has also served as draftsperson to the Inter-parties Parliamentary Group on Constitutional Reforms among other several portfolios.
H.E. Hon. Kiraitu Murungi, EGH, Commissioner, KLRC
Kiraitu Murungi is one of the most experienced political leaders in Kenya today. A graduate of both University of Nairobi and Harvard Law School; Kiraitu has had an extraordinary career as a Law teacher, an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya, a Member of Parliament for 25 years, a Cabinet Minister, a Senator and currently as the Governor for Meru County.
As a Human Rights Lawyer and Civil Society Leader, Kiraitu was one of the pioneers of the struggle for human rights and multi-party democracy in Kenya in the 1990s. As a Member of Parliament (1992-2017), Kiraitu distinguished himself as a visionary leader, a passionate social organizer, and an effective Member of Parliament who propelled his South Imenti Constituency into one of the leading constituencies in Kenya with unprecedented levels of economic prosperity and social transformation.
As Minister for Justice and Constitutional affairs (2003-2005), Kiraitu spearheaded far reaching legal and constitutional reforms including the Bomas Constitutional Conference, the 2005 Referendum, and the “radical surgery” of the Judiciary.
As the Minister of Energy in charge of Electricity, Petroleum and Renewable energy (2005-2012), Kiraitu expanded electricity connectivity in rural Kenya from 6% to 30%, expanded green energy through accelerated development of geothermal resources, and opened up oil exploration to International Oil Companies (IOCs) leading to discovery of oil in Turkana in 2012.
Kiraitu has played a leading role in in political party development and coalition building in Kenya. He served as the Secretary General of the Party of National Unity (PNU) which was the ruling coalition (2008-2012), the Party Leader of Alliance Party of Kenya (2013-2016), and has been the Chairman of the Jubilee Co-ordinating Committee which merged 13 political parties in 2016 to from Jubilee Party, which is the largest and the ruling party in Kenya today.
Kiraitu has been awarded the prestigious Presidential Award, Elder of the Golden Heart (EGH), and the Jubilee Golden Award for Distinguished Public Service.